So if they’re sad, the whole kitchen looks a bit depressed.
Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.
This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler.
Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.
This kitchen gets additional warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink.
Cabinets arguably take up the most real estate in your kitchen.